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COVID-19 update for August 24

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Health authorities in Barbados reported that 182 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the island on Wednesday, August 24.

According to a news release issued through the Barbados Government Information Service on Thursday, 75 males and 107 females were identified with the viral illness from 752 tests conducted by laboratories across the island.

Of the new cases, 24 were young people under the age of 18, and the remainder were adults 18 years or older.

It was also reported that 77 people were being treated for the illness in government isolation facilities, while another 2 320 were being monitored under home isolation arrangements.

Health authorities also indicated that 163 163 people (71.4 per cent of the eligible population) have been administered at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under the national vaccination programme.

Of that number, 154 348 people (56.9 per cent of the total population or 67.6 per cent of the eligible population) were considered fully vaccinated.

The eligible population represents anyone 12 years or older.

(BGIS)

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